[amsat-bb] Re: IARU-R1 - Disconnect D-Star Repeaters ViolatingBandplan

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Sep 2 12:23:57 PDT 2011

Hi Roberto, 

Your English is much better than my Italian so no need to apologise for it.

I gather from the link you emailed me that the IR0CK repeater on 145.850 MHz is connected to Echolink again, it operates as Echolink node 488822 , see in Google English (R10 = 145.850 MHz): 


The decision of IARU Region 1 to establish a procedure that will work towards disconnecting D-STAR repeaters causing interference in the Amateur Satellite segment is very welcome. 

It does not address the issue of FM repeaters in the satellite segment but repeaters such as IR0CK (node 488822) depend on being allowed to connect to the Echolink server which I believe is run from the United States. 

I do not know who owns the US Echolink server or what their policy is on providing connections for nodes that deliberately cause interference to other services such as the Amateur Satellite Service. 

Does anyone know who controls Echolink ?

73 Trevor M5AKA

--- On Fri, 2/9/11, Roberto <iw5bsf at alice.it> wrote:
> Hello sorry for my English, so
> perhaps more understandable
> The repeaters are licensed by the Italian Ministry does not
> recognize the
> IARU band plans, repeater stations are run by amateurs and
> individuals
> other associations that do not belong to 'ARI.The ARI has
> already taken action
> repeatedly with documentation from the Italian Ministry but
> has not been heard, I enclose
> letter of 22 -03-2011 and that is the only action is to do
> an official protest of the IARU
> and the ITU in relation to the Italian Ministry of
> intervening directly with letters to the Editor
> General TROISI Dr. Francis, to 'address: Directorate
> General
> Planning and management of radio spectrum - the Ministry
> of
> Economic Development Department of 
> Telecommunications
> 73 de iw5bsf Roberto

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